Applications in Engineering Mechanics

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Applications in Engineering Mechanics

Course Description

The Applications in Engineering Mechanics course builds upon the principles you mastered in Introduction to Engineering Mechanics. Move beyond the fundamentals to learn modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems. You will discover real-world engineering systems and problem-solving techniques to apply in the field.

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for mechanical engineers of all ages and levels who would like to review basic concepts of mechanical engineering. To be successful in this course, it is recommend to have taken Introduction to Engineering Mechanics prior to completing this course.

Working professional attending an engineering course

What You Will Learn

  • Applications of the equations of static equilibrium
  • Plane trusses
  • Space trusses and shear force and bending moment diagrams
  • Cable support systems
  • Coulomb friction and belt friction

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems, with an emphasis on real-world engineering systems and problem solving.
  • Draw free-body diagrams in analyzing static equilibrium engineering problems.
  • Formulate static equilibrium equations for a rigid body.
  • Evaluate member forces in frames, machines (both plane and space trusses), and structures supported by cable systems.
  • Draw shear force and bending moment diagrams for multi-force members.
  • Apply Coulomb’s dry friction laws to engineering problems.
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